Summary: I bought this as a temporary replacement for my Epson 7890 that was destroyed in Hurricane Sandy. It uses the same inks as the 7890, so my workflow hasn't changed. The quality is excellent and the R3000 can also print on pretty much the same papers and aluminum foil I use in my art.
Summary: I'm still getting use to my printer and the only fault I have as of now is it uses ink at an incredible rate. And the cost is out of this world.The cartridges are twice the volumn of the 1900 and cost twice as much.
Summary: This is my fourth Epson printer. I bought this printer because I wanted to print pictures larger than a letter size. The nice features is that the printer can take the sheet paper as well as the role paper. Also the quality of the printed pictures has been excellent. However, the thing I dislike is that it tends to use a lot of inks.
Summary: Excellent photos. The only problem I have experienced is problems handling 8 1/2 X 11 Photo paper. It stops feeding about 2/3 of the way through and I have to help it. Otherwise I would give it 5 stars.
Summary: Being a professional photographer that started printing all of my pictures, instead of sending them off to be printed, I needed a high quality photo printer. I already had the Epson Pro 4800 printer and loved it, I just needed another to print 12 x 18's; 11 x 14's and 8 x 10's on. The R3000 overachieves this task. Wether it is full color or B&W, this printer is fully up to the challenge. I like the feature of Advanced B&W (also on the 4800).
Summary: The R3000 has a bunch of features that I just love. Loading roll paper and canvas is a breeze. The front load for heavier paper is awesome! The color quality is outstanding. I love the larger ink cartridges as there is a longer span between changing inks. I don't like changing the black inks for different paper types as it consumes (wastes) a lot of ink.
Summary: The Epson Stylus Photo R3000 is as good as it gets. I really enjoy the connectivity via my home wireless network. The paper handling is great. The color and quality are great. I have only one complaint, the manual and instructions are terrible.I read the warning not to use the software CD on my Mac and finally the only way I got it to load the software was from the CD. There were no illustrations of the menus or how to get to them. Come on, make a manual that works.
Summary: I owned my previous R3000 for about 2 12 years before it started randomly dropping scattered droplets of black ink on my photos. It gradually started dropping more ink on more frequent pictures until I had to purchase a new R3000. The print head or print controller is obviously not properly designed or manufactured because I read other reviews online with similar experience.